Greater China

WEConnect International in China identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International is the only non-profit connecting women-owned businesses with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations outside of the United States. Greater China includes Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

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CCTV English: Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Female Executives

bod 35 Su Cheng Harris SimpsonExecutive Director of WEConnect International in China Su Cheng Harris-Simpson recently sat down with CCTV to discuss the state of gender parity in China’s business world. According to Su Cheng:

"Right now it's still really a men's world. There are more male executives than women, for that, we need men to support and help to mentor and sponsor more women into executive level positions. Right now I believe it's not equal. Our time and our services are not valued equally. And that shows in pay, the lower pay and contracts we get, and so forth. So I think by having us revalued at that same level would be very, very helpful.”

Watch the interview.

Testimonial about WEConnect International in China

(November 19, 2015) I really enjoy participating in WEConnect International in China’s Annual Marketplace due to its engaging format. Our company benefits from the increased exposure at the exhibition area, and our female managers are able to take part in the targeted trainings to enhance their understanding of how companies can work with MNCs, as well as broaden their leadership skills. I also appreciate how WEConnect International in China streamlines the networking process at the Marketplace so that we can directly meet with many different corporate purchasing managers.

Zhang Lei
China Golden Bridge
Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

Testimonial about WEConnect International in China

(November 19, 2015) For several years my company only had three employees, but I wanted my business to grow so I decided to get certified in 2013 as a woman-owned business with WEConnect International in China. Once I was certified, I saw immediate benefits to connecting with WEConnect International corporate members. In my first year of certification, I signed a contract with Accenture right after connecting with them at the 2013 WEConnect International in China Marketplace. The following year, I connected with Cummins when WEConnect International in China co-hosted a brown-bag lunch at their offices—which led to a contract with Cummins. This year, after WEConnect International in China invited me to attend the Intel “Supplier Connections Workshop”, I connected with Intel and now also doing business with them. In just three short years, my company has grown to over 80 employees after connecting with 3 corporate members to do business. I really appreciate all the support WEConnect International in China has given to me and other women entrepreneurs.

Ophelia Ma
Beijing Efficient Promotions
Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

Testimonial about WEConnect International in China

(November 19, 2015) WEConnect International in China offers numerous opportunities for our company to make face-to-face connections with multinational corporations through networking events, trainings, conferences, and especially at the annual Marketplace event, where we really have the opportunity to sit down with MNCs. We have attended all four years of the Annual Marketplace, and all of the events WEConnect International in China has hosted or invited us to, because we believe there is great value to all of their events. We are huge supporters and even volunteer to serve as an “Ambassador” for WEConnect International in China for areas in Southern China, including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macau to share our positive experiences as a certified Women Business Enterprise.

Merry Fung
Certified Women’s Business Enterprise


SuChengCCTY13.11.14CCTV: Women Find Support in Breaking through China's Glass Ceiling

(November 14, 2014) "Official data shows Chinese women are increasingly being sidelined, in the country’s economic boom. In 2011, women only made up 32 percent of China’s company directors, down from 43 percent in 2005. The pay gap also widened, with Chinese women earning 67 percent of what their male colleagues did in 2010, compared to 78 percent, in 1990.

As the glass ceiling appears to be getting thicker for women in China, there are also individuals trying to break through it, by being her own boss.

To change this trend, some private companies and NGOs are now offering training and business opportunities to female entrepreneurs. On Thursday, the WEConnect International Marketplace for female entrepreneurs and job seekers was held in Beijing, where women businesses owners are given the opportunity to connect with each other."


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3rd Annual WEConnect International China Marketplace

On November 13, 2014, leading corporations, women entrepreneurs, government representatives, and local women's organizations met in Beijing for a one day event featuring a marketplace of women-owned businesses and corporate booths, a number of workshops, and matchmaker meetings. The focus of the Marketplace is business development for women business owners and promoting best practices for the corporations interested in supporting them.

The Marketplace enabled women entrepreneurs to showcase their goods and services, learn more about building capacity for their businesses through WEConnect Academy training modules, and connect directly with multinational corporate buyers at "Matchmaker" meetings.

The 3rd Annual China Marketplace was sponsored by Walmart, Artistry Forward Beauty, IBM, Accenture, Hawaiian Airlines, Lafayette 148, and Microsoft.

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WEConnect International launches local Advisory Council in Greater China

20 May, 2014 - WEConnect International in China hosts successful training workshop and launches local Advisory Council formed by: Tony Yu, Accenture; Isabelle Yu, Cummins; Franny Yao, EY; Suhaib Sajid, IBM (not pictured); Sandra Wu, Intel; Heidi Lu, HP (not pictured); Charles Lu, Marriott; Ted Gidezewski, Microsoft; and Guy Robertson, Walmart.

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Su Cheng Harris-Simpson 吴素珍

Executive Director For Greater China 


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